Buffalo signs free agent tight end Lee Smith for second stint with Bills

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A couple of weeks after drafting a pair of tight ends, Buffalo signed Lee Smith to a three-year contract on Monday morning – their third tight end in free agency.

Smith, 31, will be starting his second stint with the Bills. He previously played for Buffalo from 2011-2014 appearing in 56 games, making 18 starts. He had 20 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns over that span.

He signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders in the 2015 offseason, where he would play the next four seasons. But after his contract expired he was not re-signed by the club making him a free agent.

Smith is a powerful in-line blocker with an edge to his game. He’s also capable of working in the short to intermediate areas as an outlet in the passing game.

With the 2019 free agency period officially open, here's a look at Buffalo's acquisitions.

He joins a suddenly crowded tight end room that has Jason Croom, Tyler Kroft and rookies Dawson Know and Tommy Sweeney.

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